At Pure, our highly trained musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapists specialise in treating and managing most conditions relating to the soft tissues including the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and connective tissue. If you are suffering with MSK pain or have suffered an injury which has impacted your function or quality of life, our Physiotherapists can help.
When you first visit us, we will enquire about the history of your issue including asking about how the symptoms started, the location, what makes it better or worse and how has it impacted your typical function and activities that are important to you. We ask various questions to help ascertain what the issue may be. This questioning will also guide us on what needs to be assessed physically. You may be asked about your medical history, any ongoing medical conditions which although may feel irrelevant, may be linked to your symptoms. Your Physiotherapist will also need to know about what activities you perform on a typical day, what positions/movements you regularly perform and if there have been any changes in these.
Your MSK specialist will perform a full physical examination to establish what level of function you have. Your Physiotherapist will test specific anatomical structures which could be contributing to your symptoms and may involve provoking pain which is a normal and commonly expected side effect of an assessment, especially when a painful/damaged structure has been isolated with some of the specialised tests we can perform. We recommend that you wear suitable clothing which allows you to move freely.
Upon completion of your assessment, you will be given a diagnosis with a clear and understandable explanation of the problems and structures associated with your symptoms.
You may be given hands on treatment to assist your recovery along with self-management advice and home exercises. Our Physiotherapists at Pure are trained to a high standard to deliver hands on treatment in the form of soft tissue techniques and manual therapy which help reduce pain and increase your range of motion in stiff and/or painful areas. A majority of our therapists are trained to deliver acupuncture which is another treatment option involving the insertion of fine medical-grade needles in to specific anatomical regions to reduce pain, optimise healing and help restore function as part of a wider multi-faceted treatment and management plan (click here for more information on acupuncture).
As previously mentioned, your Physiotherapist will give you information on your diagnosis to educate you on how to manage it yourself. This will equip you with the skills & knowledge to effectively control and reduce your symptoms, implement self-help strategies and work towards achieving full function in conjunction with hands on treatment.
Another key component of what we offer at Pure Physiotherapy is a personalised home exercise plan which will take into consideration your pre-injury level of function, individual goals, daily tasks & physical activity requirements, facilities you have available and your hobbies & interests. A personalised & progressive home exercise plan will be provided to help optimise mobility and strengthen local tissue, ensuring the likelihood of further issues in the area is minimised.
Our Physiotherapists are empathetic and will take the time to gain an appreciation of how your symptoms may prevent you from doing important activities. Whether that be playing sport, walking the dog, reaching the top shelf, carrying the shopping bags or washing and dressing independently, we can help you get back to those activities.
By understanding the challenges & limitations you face, a personalised treatment and management plan can be created, working in collaboration with your Physiotherapist. Together with your clinician at Pure, you can establish clear and focused goals to work towards which will give your treatment and management direction and a method of measuring progress.
All of our Physiotherapists at Pure are fully registered members of the Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Our clinicians who have trained to deliver acupuncture treatment are members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP). Being part of these professional regulatory bodies ensures that our Physiotherapists remain up to date with the current guidance on evidence-based practice which means that you are given the best possible treatment and management.
Furthermore, we take part in training on a weekly basis alongside attending external courses and lectures from experts within specific fields of Physiotherapy. This additional training means that our clinicians continue to develop their knowledge and skills to enhance the level of treatment we can offer you.
Some of our Physiotherapists teach at the University of East Anglia and nationwide to pass on our own expertise and knowledge. We also have close links with local sports teams, surgeons and GP practices.